This is an outstanding school. Consistently good and often outstanding teaching enables pupils to make exceptionally rapid progress and reach high standards of literacy and numeracy by the end of Year 6.
A practical and engaging curriculum inspires pupils and makes learning enjoyable as well as challenging. All pupils receive excellent individual care and attention and are exceptionally well prepared for secondary education. As one parent expressed it, 'The pupils flourish socially, morally and spiritually as well as educationally.'
Behaviour is consistently good and pupils' boundless enthusiasm for learning was commented on by many parents. Pupils feel very ...safe in school, especially those with specific learning needs or emotional and social difficulties. Some parents expressed great appreciation of this.
Outstanding leadership by the headteacher inspires staff, parents and pupils to contribute significantly to school improvement. As a result, the quality of teaching and provision constantly improves. Governors are exceptionally well informed about pupils' progress.
They challenge the headteacher to improve teaching and make sure that all groups of pupils, including the most-able pupils and those known to be eligible for free school meals, achieve equally well. The school works exceptionally closely with other schools and agencies to provide the widest possible range of opportunities for the pupils.
Information about this school
This is a smaller than average-sized primary school.
Most pupils are White British. Very few pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds and none speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is lower than in most schools.
The pupil premium is additional government funding which, in this school, is for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs who are supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is broadly average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is low compared to most schools.
A pre-school provider shares the school site. It is independently managed and was not included in this inspection. There were too few pupils in Year 6 in 2013 to make valid comparisons with government floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.